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Gymea and Narrandera get together for Christmas
  The Rotar y Club of                excellent weather for
Gy me a, N.S.W., s ome               socialising and sightseeing.
years ago formed a city-             Rotarian John Sullivan was
countr y relationship                able to spot some koalas
with the Rotary Club of              for the visitors and a trip
Narrandera, N.S.W. For               to the Leeton wineries was
four years now the Gymea             enjoyed. Afternoon tea
club has sent many boxes             at the nursing home and
of C h r i s t m a s g i f t s for   brunch on the banks of
residents of the Narrandera          Bundidjerry Creek were
nursing home. The gifts are          part of the Narrandera
distributed by Narrandera            hospitality. Narrandera
Rotarians. To return their           won a cup for the greatest
kindness Gymea Rotarians             member participation at
and partners were invited            the recent District 9700
                                                                                                Gymea and Narrandera Rotarians
to Narrandera, enjoying              Conference. ■

Working for a billion trees
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R.I. President Bill Boyd has         and aims to plant and care for     Further details about the         ■
been involved in the Trees for       at least one million trees as
Survival Trust.                      New Zealand’s contribution.
  Trees for Survival (TFS) is          Billion Trees Campaign
a hands-on environmental             Co-ordinator David English
education program where              said: “The value of planting
children learn by working            trees is well documented
with native plants from              and is the ver y reason
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  Children pl ant t heir             for Survival.
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to help reduce erosion and
to improve stream and
                                     green image on the world
                                     stage New Zealand needs
                                                                                            LEADING THE WAY
                                                                                            TO A HEALTHY TOMORROW
water quality.                       more trees and we hope
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  Trees for Survival plays a         that this campaign will go                              at the University of Sydney will enable our leading
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the schools, landowners,               Last year the 138 TFS                                 and all age groups - from paediatric, child and
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become involved in the Billion       we are offering not only an           Email
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